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Jon Ward

What's Wrong With Washington? We Ask Those Who Left It Behind

HuffingtonPost.com | Jon Ward | Posted 06.11.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Americans view Congress more negatively now than at any point in our nation’s history. Which raises the oft-asked question: what...

On Immigration Reform: Enough With the Excuses

National Council of La Raza | Posted 04.23.2014 | Latino Voices
National Council of La Raza

We are tired of excuses. We want solutions. And we are not willing to wait another year.

Former GOP House Speaker: Boehner 'Doesn't Reach Out'

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 10.03.2013 | Politics

Former House Speaker Dennis Hastert (R-Ill.) weighed in the notion that current House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) won't end the government shutdown ...

Former GOP House Speaker Sounds Warning About Boehner

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

Former House Speaker Dennis Hastert (R-Ill.) cast concern on House Speaker John Boehner's (R-Ohio) leadership after he moved to pass the fiscal cliff ...

33 Lawmakers Directed Over $300 Million To Local Projects

The Washington Post | David S. Fallis, Scott Higham and Kimberly Kindy | Posted 02.07.2012 | Politics

Thirty-three members of Congress have directed more than $300 million in earmarks and other spending provisions to dozens of public projects that are ...

Jennifer Bendery

Boehner Wants Hispanic Caucus, Not His Office, To Host Cinco De Mayo Reception

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 06.18.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Breaking with a bipartisan tradition kept by previous House speakers, Rep. John Boehner (R-Ohio) announced that he is not putting on a C...

Ann Curry's Wheaton Mix-Up: 'Today Show' Anchor Confuses Massachusetts, Illinois Colleges

AP | MARK PRATT | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

BOSTON — When "Today" show news anchor Ann Curry delivered the commencement speech at Wheaton College in Massachusetts, she named a list of dist...

Dennis Hastert's Office Spending Taxpayer Dollars On Second Career: More Than $1M So Far

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Former House Speaker Dennis Hastert spent his time in Congress railing against wasteful government spending. Since retiring from office in 2007, Haste...

Dennis Hastert's Lobbying While Taxpayers Pay $40,000 A Month

Politico | JAKE SHERMAN & JOHN BRESNAHAN | | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

U.S. taxpayers are spending more than $40,000 per month on office space, staff, cell phones and a leased SUV for former House Speaker Dennis Hastert, ...

FBI Whistleblower: Hastert, Burton, Blunt, Other Members of Congress 'Bribed, Blackmailed'

Brad Friedman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Brad Friedman

The broad criminal conspiracy is said to have resulted in, among other things, the sale of nuclear weapons technology to black market interests including Pakistan, Iran, North Korea, Libya and others.

Formerly-'Gagged' FBI Whistleblower Details Congressional Blackmail, Bribery, Espionage, Corruption in Remarkable Videotaped Deposition

Brad Friedman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Brad Friedman

Just over two weeks ago, FBI translator-turned-whistleblower Sibel Edmonds was finally allowed to speak about much of what the Bush Administration spent years trying to keep her from discussing publicly.

Palin Follows GOP Members of Congress Who Quit Because They Felt Like It

David Fiderer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Fiderer

Sarah Palin follows in the footsteps of Susan Molinari, who 12 years ago set a precedent for other GOP leaders such as Newt Gingrich, Dennis Hastert, Trent Lott, Richard Baker and Joe Scarborough.

Ethan Hastert, Denny Hastert's Son, Running For Father's Congressional Seat

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

GENEVA, Ill. (AP) -- Former Republican Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert's son, Ethan Hastert, has announced he'll run for his father's Chicago-area...

CIA 'Whistleblower' Informed Hastert Of Harman Wiretap Being Suppressed

CQ | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Former House Speaker J. Dennis Hastert says he learned from a CIA-connected "whistleblower" in 2006 that Bush administration officials were suppressin...

Hastert Now Lobbying For Turkey

Crain's Chicago Business | Paul Merrion | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Former Speaker of the House J. Dennis Hastert, R-Plano, is now lobbying for the Republic of Turkey, according to papers filed last week with the Justi...

GOP Political Darwinism: Who's Adapting and Who's Going Extinct?

Mark Nickolas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Nickolas

David Brooks is one of the few conservative voices who have shown to be a lot more right than wrong over the past few years when it comes to the ever-shifting dynamics in American politics.

Who's Who In The Blagojevich Complaint

Chicago Sun-Times | Chris Fusco, Natasha Korecki, Tim Novak and Dave McKinney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Here's who's who among most of the names behind the letters and numerals prosecutors use to label those players in the Blagojevich case, according to ...

Bill Daley Quiet About Gubernatorial Run

The State-Journal Register | Bernard Schoenburg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Former U.S. Commerce Secretary Bill Daley could become more of a fixture at the Statehouse if he makes a run for governor in 2010. But he wasn't sayi...

Hastert: Palin Only "Real American Family Person" In Race

Progress Illinois | Adam Doster | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Like other Illinois conservatives, former Speaker Dennis Hastert is thrilled with John McCain's vice presidential pick, Alaska Governor Sarah Palin. W...

2006 Illinois CD-14 General Election:
Hastert (R-i) vs Laesch (D)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

IL-14: Hastert vs Laesch

Dennis Hastert's Weight Loss Is Incredible

Huffington Post | Nicholas Graham | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

We're not sure how we missed this (well, there's much less to miss now), but Dennis Hastert, the former Republican Speaker of the House, has dropped a...

Dennis Hastert Named In Conspiracy To Fire Patrick Fitzgerald

The Swamp | Bob Secter and Jeff Coen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The name of former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert was added Monday to the roster of political heavyweights linked by witnesses to an alleged plan t...

GOP Rep Thomas Davis III: Bush "Has Killed The Republican Brand"

Washington Post | Jonathan Weisman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

While all eyes were on the presidential campaign and the demise of New York Gov. Eliot L. Spitzer (D) last week, Republicans on Capitol Hill were suff...

Dem. Wins Election to Fill Hastert Seat

AP | DEANNA BELLANDI | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The AP is reporting that the GOP has lost the House seat vacated by Dennis Hastert: Democrat Bill Foster has snatched former House Speaker Dennis Has...

House GOP Funk Worsens

The Politico | John Bresnahan and Josh Kraushaar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

For National Republican Congressional Committee Chairman Tom Cole (Okla.), every week seems to bring a new set of problems. On Saturday night, things ...